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Titans' Azeez Al-Shaair: Moving to Tennessee
Al-Shaair agreed to a contract with the Titans on Tuesday, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
Al-Shaair missed nine games over the past two years for the 49ers. He posted 3.7 tackles per game in 2022, though his best season came in 2021, when he played 655 snaps and averaged 7.8 stops per contest. Al-Shaair now will have a chance to establish himself next to inside linebacker Monty Rice within Tennessee's defense.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Role decrease in 2022
Al-Shaair finished the 2022 regular season with 44 tackles (20 solo) and no auxiliary stats across 12 games with the 49ers.
Al-Shaair was coming off of a career year in 2021 (102 tackles), but an injury early in the season cost him his starting job alongside Fred Warner. Dre Greenlaw took over the weakside linebacker position, leaving Al-Shaair to man the Sam position on base formations only. The 25-year-old will now become an unrestricted free agent, providing great athleticism and coverage ability for potential suitors this upcoming offseason.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Ditches IR ahead of Week 10
San Francisco activated Al-Shaair (knee) from its injured reserve list Saturday ahead of Sunday's game versus the Chargers, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
After missing the 49ers' last five games recovering from a sprained MCL, Al-Shaair seems to be ready to go for Sunday night. He'll potentially join Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw in San Francisco's front seven for Week 10.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Designated to return
Al-Shaair (knee) was designated to return from IR on Monday, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.
Since Al-Shaair suffered a sprained MCL during San Fransisco's Week 3 contest versus Denver, he was placed on injured reserve and has missed each of the team's last five games as a result. However, Monday's designation allows a 21-day window for the 25-year-old to rejoin the 49ers' active roster and hopefully make a return against the Chargers following San Fran's Week 10 bye. Al-Shaair is slated to serve as a rotational linebacker when deemed fully healthy alongside Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles and Dre Greenlaw.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Anticipates playing in Week 10
Al-Shaair (knee) said Monday that he expects to play Sunday versus the Chargers, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Al-Shaair was placed on San Francisco's injured reserve list after he sustained a sprained MCL in Week 3 at Denver and has stayed there since, but it now seems as though he's close to returning to game action. Once he's ready to go, he'll rotate in at linebacker with Oren Burks and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Lands on IR
The 49ers placed Al-Shaair (knee) on injured reserve Monday.
Al-Shaair was expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks after spraining his MCL during the team's Week 3 loss to the Broncos. In a corresponding move, the 49ers filled his roster spot by promoting veteran wideout Willie Snead to the active roster. In Al-Shaair's absence, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles is expected to garner an increased role next to Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw in San Francisco's linebacker corps.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Sidelined 6-to-8 weeks
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Al-Shaair will miss 6-to-8 weeks with a sprained MCL, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Al-Shaair will likely sit out until at least Week 12 after sustaining a sprained MCL during San Francisco's loss to Denver on Sunday. The fourth-year linebacker recorded 102 tackles, two sacks, five passes defended, one interception and two fumble recoveries over 13 games last season. Al-Shaair also tallied 11 tackles while playing just 65 defensive snaps over the first three games, and his absence will leave San Francisco's linebacker corps with an important role to fill moving forward.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Diagnosed with MCL sprain
Al-Shaair sustained an MCL sprain during the 49ers' 11-10 loss to the Broncos on Sunday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Al-Shaair exited Sunday's matchup in the second quarter, and it seems possible that he'll be forced to miss additional time following his diagnosis. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles handled additional work down the stretch for the 49ers and will likely continue to see increased playing time if Al-Shaair is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Dealing with knee injury
Al-Shaair won't return to Sunday's game against the Broncos due to a knee injury, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Al-Shaair sustained a knee injury in the second quarter and was ruled out by the team at halftime. Prior to his departure, he led the team with five tackles (two solo). Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles should continue to fill in for Al-Shaair for the remainder of the game.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Has the okay for camp
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that Al-Shaair (shoulder) has been cleared to participate in training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Shanahan did qualify that Al-Shaair would be brought along slowly, but it's good news either way for the fourth-year linebacker out of Florida Atlantic. He saw 13 starts and registered 102 tackles in 2021, so he should be considered very likely to start next to Fred Warner in 2022.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Not ready for OTAs
Al-Shaair (shoulder) is running on the sidelines but not participating in OTAs, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Al-Shaair had shoulder and knee surgery earlier in the offseason and has yet to recover enough to take part in OTAs. The three-year pro had a breakout season in 2021, recording 100 tackles, two sacks and five passes defended while also forcing one fumble, recovering two others and intercepting one pass. He should be recovered in time to fully participate in training camp, and be an integral part of the 49ers' linebacker unit in 2022.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Signs new deal
Al-Shaair signed his restricted free-agent tender Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Al-Shaair had a breakout 2021 campaign, recording 102 tackles (58 solo), two sacks, five passes defensed, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. All of which matched or became career highs. The 24-year-old went undrafted out of Florida Atlantic and spent the majority of the previous two seasons contributing on special teams. Al-Shaair will look to build on his 2021 success next season.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Receives second-round tender
Al-Shaair, a restricted free agent, received a second-round contract tender from the 49ers on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Any interested teams will now need to surrender a second-round pick in order to sign Al-Shaair as a restricted free agent. The 2019 UDFA out of Florida Atlantic saw most of his action on special teams across his first two NFL seasons, but he took a major step forward last season and totaled 102 tackles (58 solo), two sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in 13 games.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Practices fully Wednesday
Al-Shaair (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Al-Shaair was limited at Tuesday's practice but had no limitations at Wednesday's session. He sat out the final two games of the regular season but returned for the playoff win over Dallas and had five tackles (three solo) while playing 54 percent of the defensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Logs limited practice
Al-Shaair (knee) logged a limited practice Tuesday, Kelana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
Al-Shaair missed the last two games of the season for San Francisco before returning for their wild-card win over the Cowboys on Sunday. However, he did play a season-low 54 percent of the snaps. Whether his limited practice was more of a maintenance decision or he's truly in jeopardy of missing Saturday's divisional-round game with the Packers remains to be seen. His practice level will be worth monitoring as this week progresses.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Active for postseason opener
Al-Shaair (knee) is active for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Cowboys.
Al-Shaair hasn't played since Week 16 and didn't practice Friday after being limited during the first two sessions of the week, so his status come as a bit of a surprise. Nonetheless, the 49ers will have one of their top tacklers (102 through 13 games) back when they face Dak Prescott and the Cowboys' high-powered offense.... See More ... See Less
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